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'With Malice Toward None': Looking Back At President Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address06:02
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Past presidents have delivered some famous speeches on March 4, which used to be Inauguration Day. During the Great Depression in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt took office saying "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

Here & Now's Alex Ashlock looks back on another famous March 4 inauguration, President Abraham Lincoln's in 1865.

This segment aired on March 4, 2021.

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